Wireless Personal Area Network

Wireless Personal Area Network definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): WPAN

Definition(s): A small-scale wireless network that requires little or no infrastructure and operates within a short range. A WPAN is typically used by a few devices in a single room instead of connecting the devices with cables.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-121 Rev. 1

Small-scale wireless networks that require little or no infrastructure. A WPAN is typically used by a few devices in a single room instead of connecting the devices with cables. For example, WPANs can provide print services or enable a wireless keyboard or mouse to communicate with a computer.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-97

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary